A captured frame taken from an early 1940’s vacation reel at the El Rancho Hotel. In the background is Sunrise/Frenchman’s Mountain. The two-lane street in the front is the Arrowhead Highway/US 91/US 466. Today, you might know it as Las Vegas Boulevard. This is near the intersection at what would become Sahara Avenue. It’s amazing to think about what happens within 70 years!
The Twin Lakes @ Lorenzi Park, just 5-10 minutes west of the Las Vegas Strip.
The Twin Lakes Lodge pool in 1949, which is now the Sammy Davis Jr. Amphitheater at Lorenzi Park.
Like a taste of the beach in Japan, the nori miso ramen was the creamiest I’ve ever tasted. Ramen Sora is a small outfit in the Chinatown neighborhood, just 5 minutes or so from the strip.
4490 Spring Mt. Road
Potato skins alongside corned beef and cabbage at J.C. Wooloughan’s inside the Rampart Casino. The latter is an Irish peasant meal that has stood the test of time. Slainte!
I just couldn’t contain myself at bin702 inside Container Park. For $9, the spinach and avocado salad with candied walnuts was among the best salads I’ve ever had. The Gouda and Havarti grilled cheese combined the smokey-sweet and sour flavors in a way that I never considered. So much flavor in such a small space.
The Meadows Club was Las Vegas’s first casino, built after Nevada legalized gambling in 1931. It was located at the point where Fremont Street becomes Boulder Highway at Charleston Boulevard.
Credit goes to vintagelasvegas.tumblr.com for the first picture.
Looking westward from Sunrise Mountain, ca 1984 and 2014.